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Research units

Laboratories

Action, Discours, Pensée Politique et Economique (TRIANGLE)
Action, Discourses, Economic and Political Thought

Institut d'Asie Orientale ( IAO)
Lyon Institute of East Asian Studies

Institut d'Histoire des Représentations et des Idées dans les Modernités (IHRIM)
Institute of the history of representation and ideas in the modern era

Institut de Génomique Fonctionnelle de Lyon (IGFL)
Institute of Functional Genomics of Lyon
 
Laboratoire de Biologie et de Modélisation de la Cellule (LBMC)
Laboratory of Biology and Modelling of the Cell

Laboratoire de Chimie 
Chemistry Laboratory

Laboratoire de l'Informatique du Parallélisme (LIP)
Computer Science Laboratory

Laboratoire de Physique 
Physics Laboratory

Laboratoire de Reproduction et Développement des Plantes (RDP)
Laboratory of Plant Reproduction and Development

Unité de Mathématiques Pures et Appliquées (UMPA)
Laboratory of Pure and Applied Mathematics

Centre de Recherche Astrophysique de Lyon (CRAL)
Center for Astrophysics Research

Histoire, Archéologie et Littératures des Mondes Chrétiens et Musulmans Médiévaux (CIHAM)
History, Archaeology and Literature of the Medieval Christian and Islamic Worlds

Centre Max Weber (CMW)
Max Weber Center (Sociology)

Centre international de recherche en infectiologie (CIRI)
International Center for Infectiology Research

Environnement, Ville et Société (EVS)
Environment, City, Society (Geography)

Groupe d'Analyse et de Théorie Economique Lyon st Etienne (GATE)
Economic Theory and Analysis Group

Histoire et Sources des Mondes Antiques (HiSoMA)
History and Sources of the Antique Worlds

Interactions, Corpus, Apprentissages et Représentations (ICAR)
Interactions, Corpus, Learning and Representation

Institut des Sciences Analytiques (ISA)
Institute of Analytical Sciences

Laboratoire de Recherche Historique Rhône-Alpes (LARHRA)
Rhône-Alpes Centre for Historical Research

Laboratoire de Géologie de Lyon - Terre, Planètes, Environnement (LGL-TPE)
Geology Laboratory of Lyon - Earth, Planets, Environment

Institut rhônalpin des Systèmes Complexes (IXXI)
Rhône-Alpes Institute of Complex systems

Laboratoire de L'Éducation (LLE)
The Education Laboratory

Laboratoire d'anthropologie des enjeux contemporains (LADEC)
Laboratory for the Anthropology of Contemporary Issues

The Center for Comparative Research on Creative Arts (CERCC)
An inter­dis­ci­pli­nary research center for the study of lite­ra­tu­re and arts across natio­nal and lin­guis­tic lines.

International platforms

Joint Research Institute for Science and Society (JoRISS)
An international platform for scientific research resulting from a partnership between the ENS de Lyon, East China Normal University (ECNU) and France's National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS). This platform aims to provide both an institutional framework and a stamp of quality to the research projects it funds.

The joint research unit E2P2L

E2P2L is a unique International Research & Innovation Hub in China, at the interface between industry & academia, dedicated to Eco-Innovation for Sustainable Chemistry.​ ​The aim of this multi-disciplinary international team is to develop new eco-efficient products and processes capable of reducing our dependence on oil.
This laboratory​ was​ set up in November 2011 in Shanghai​ and​ is a joint research unit initially established by the French National Scientific Center (CNRS), Solvay, the Ecole Normale Supérieure (ENS) of Lyon and the East China Normal University (ECNU). The University of Lille and the University of Fudan joined this research consortium in 2013.

International Associate Laboratories
  • "Post-Western sociologies and field research in China and France" (signed in 2013)
    France: Triangle (ENS de Lyon/CNRS) - Laurence Roulleau-Berger
    China: Institute of Sociology/CASS - Li Peilin
     
  • SALADYN (signed in 2013)
    French Chinese International laboratory on Sediment transport And Landscape DYNamics
    France: Paris - Lyon - Rennes / China: Lanzhou - Urumqi - Guiyang
    ENS labs: EVS (Hervé Piegay) - Geology

Junior Laboratories

Students can set up their own junior labs.
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Joint service unit

Structure fédérative de recherche Biosciences (SFR Biosciences)
Federative Research Structure in Biosciences

Centre Blaise Pascal (CBP)
Blaise Pascal Center (High Performance Computing)

Pôle Scientifique de Modélisation Numérique (PSMN)
Scientific Center of Digital Modeling

Observatoire des Sciences de l’Univers de Lyon (OSU)
Universe Sciences Observatory

Persée
Dissemination Portal of Scientific Publications, mainly in the Humanities and Social Sciences

R&D platforms


  • Imagerie et Systèmes d’Information Géographique ISIG

We are a partner of

Université de Lyon
The ENS de Lyon is involved in several research units associated to the Université de Lyon:
  • Collegium de Lyon
    An international and multidisciplinary Institute for Advanced Study, focusing on social sciences without excluding exact sciences. Its purpose is to create an academic community based on a culture of excellence, supporting exchanges between disciplines, cultures and languages.
     
  • LabEx
    The LabEx are internationally renowned "laboratories of excellence" enjoying extensive interaction with the economic spheres. More information (in French)
     
  • Other structures on the Université de Lyon's website

Axel'One
The ENS de Lyon is a partner of this collaborative innovation platform, unique in France, dedicated to chemistry and environment, giving a new impulse to innovative ways of approaching collaborative research.
More information on Axel'One's website


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